Experts believe the decision to canonize both Pope John XIII and John Paul II in April could bring together progressive and conservative Catholics.
Imagine, taking a venerated relic and decorating it with precious metals and jewels, all in honor of the early Christian martyrs they are. For some, the jeweled remains are creepy, and the stuff of nightmares, giving an other-worldly look to the mortal remains. For others, they present a macabre beauty ...
The Vatican's new secretary of state says the Catholic Church's rule on priest celibacy is not set in stone.
Former Pope Benedict cited his advanced age and failing strength as the reason he stepped down from the Church's highest office on February 11, though recent comments reveal a different motivation behind his unusual resignation, the first in 600 years.
In building its significant history, Christianity was recently called out for failing to include many of its key players, specifically the female ones.
The unexplained recovery of a seriously ill Costa Rican woman whose family prayed to the memory of the Pope John Paul II has led to the Vatican announcing the late pontiff is to be made a saint.
The Vatican just confirmed John Paul II's second miracle, clearing the way for him to become a saint - a mere 8 years after his death. That means he could become the a saint faster than anyone else in recent history - kind of like that guy who cuts the ...
In another break with papal tradition, Pope Francis on Wednesday braved a downpour of rain and greeted cheering crowds in St. Peter's Square on the back of an uncovered pope mobile. Addressing the thousands of people at the general audience Pope Francis said that everyone has defects, including himself. "The ...
Pope Francis has called for world financial reform, saying the global economic crisis has made life worse for millions of people. Speaking at the Vatican, he condemned an economic "dictatorship", and said money should serve rather than rule.
The now-retired Pope Benedict moved back into the Vatican — making it the first time two popes have lived under one roof.